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Moo: A Novel

By: Smiley, Jane

Price: $20.00  $16.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2196937

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. 1995 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 414 pp. 8vo. Nestled in the heart of the Midwest, amid cow pastures and waving fields of grain, lies Moo University, a distinguished institution devoted to the art and science of agriculture. Here, among an atmosphere rife with devious plots, mischievous intrigue, lusty liaisons, and academic one-upmanship, Chairman X of the Horticulture Depar... View more info

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The All-True Travels and Adventures of Lidie Newton

By: Smiley, Jane

Price: $25.00  $20.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2196940

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. Single printed sheet headed Song of the Kansas Emigrants laid in. 1998 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 452 pp. 8vo. Six years after her Pulitzer Prize-winning best-seller, A Thousand Acres, and three years after her witty, acclaimed, and best-selling novel of academe, Moo, Jane Smiley once again demonstrates her extraordinary range and brilliance.Her new novel, set in the 18... View more info

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Ordinary Love & Good Will: Two Novellas

By: Smiley, Jane

Price: $25.00  $20.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2197171

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. 1989 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 197 pp. 8vo.Ordinary Love: At a reunion with her grown children, a woman recalls the long-ago affair that ended her relationship with their father?and changed all their lives irrevocably.Good Will: Despite the carefully self-sufficient life he has designed for his small family, a man discovers that even the right choices have unexpected conse... View more info

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Duplicate Keys: A Novel

By: Smiley, Jane

Price: $35.00  $28.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2197172

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. 1984 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 305, [1] pp. 8vo. Author's third book. Alice Ellis is a Midwestern refugee living in Manhattan. Still recovering from a painful divorce, she depends on the companionship and camaraderie of tightly knit circle of friends. At the center of this circle is a rock band struggling to navigate New York’s erratic music scene, and an apartment/practi... View more info

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The Age of Grief: Stories and a Novella

By: Smiley, Jane

Price: $25.00  $20.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2197173

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. Board edges slightly faded, tiny spot on front endpapers along hinge. 1987 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 213 pp. 8vo. The luminous novella and stories in The Age of Grief explore the vicissitudes of love, friendship, and marriage with all the compassion and insight that have come to be expected from Jane Smiley, the Pulitzer Prize—winning author of A Thousand Acres.In “T... View more info

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A Year at the Races: Reflections on Horses, Humans, Love, Money, and Luck

By: Smiley, Jane

Price: $25.00  $20.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2197174

ISBN: 1400040582

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. 2004 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 287 pp. 8vo. The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A Thousand Acres gallops into territory she first explored in her acclaimed best-selling novel Horse Heaven (“Deeply satisfying... a smart, warmhearted, winning book” – New York Times Book Review) with this irresistible account of her lifelong love affair with horses.Keywords: J... View more info

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The Age of Grief: Stories and a Novella

By: Smiley, Jane

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2274384

ISBN: 0394558480

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Jacket spine head and spine base lightly bumped, jacket faintly toned. Page ridges very faintly foxed, faint odor of smoke. 1987 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 213 pp. In this collection of five short stories and one novella, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A Thousand Acres presents a contemplation of the sometimes mutually exclusive matters of love, friendship, and marriage. View more info

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Barn Blind

By: Smiley, Jane

Price: $200.00  $160.00

Publisher: Harper & Row: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2196004

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. Top page ridge lightly foxed, minor discoloration to cover spine base.Jacket flaps toned. 1980 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 218 pp. 8vo. Author's first book. 'The verdant pastures of a farm in Illinois have the placid charm of a landscape painting. But the horses that graze there have become the obsession of a woman who sees them as the fulfillment of every wish: to win, to be... View more info

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Thirteen [13] Ways of Looking at the Novel

By: Smiley, Jane

Price: $35.00  $28.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2196936

ISBN: 1400040590

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. Publisher's review slip and signed promotional photo of author laid in. 2005 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. x, 591 pp. 8vo. Over an extraordinary twenty-year career, Jane Smiley has written all kinds of novels: mystery, comedy, historical fiction, epic. “Is there anything Jane Smiley cannot do?” raves Time magazine. But in the wake of 9/11, Smiley faltered in her hitherto... View more info

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Good Faith: A Novel

By: Smiley, Jane

Price: $25.00  $20.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2196939

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. Publisher's review slip and promotional photo of author laid in. 2003 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 417 pp. 8vo. Jane Smiley brings her extraordinary gifts—comic timing, empathy, emotional wisdom, an ability to deliver slyly on big themes and capture the American spirit—to the seductive, wishful, wistful world of real estate, in which the sport of choice is the mind game. ... View more info

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At Paradise Gate

By: Smiley, Jane

Price: $75.00  $60.00

Publisher: Simon and Schuster: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2269284

ISBN: 0671425986

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Review copy with publisher's letter laid in. Signed without inscription by author on title page. A bit smoky, top page ridge a bit foxed, light crease on front jacket flap corner. 1981 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 224 pp. 8vo. The second novel by the Pulitzer Prize winning author of A Thousand Acres. Jane Smiley is known for her exceptionally wide-ranging talent and keen takes on everyday life. Her novel A Thousand Acres was ma... View more info

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Two Reels and a Crank: From Nickelodeons to Picture Palaces

By: Smith, Albert E.; Koury, Phil A.

Price: $75.00  $60.00

Publisher: Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1952

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2279763

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Jacket spine head and spine base chipped, jacket edges rubbed. Pages faintly toned. 1952 Hard Cover. 285 pp. 1895--The earliest days of the motion picture, when the movies were nothing more than a big box into which you dropped a nickel and took a peek--that's the beginning of Albert E. Smith's wonderfully fascinating recollections about how his freakish invention, the first movie projector, grew into a multimillion-dollar picture industry in 1925. The sto... View more info

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The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection (The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency No. 13)

By: Smith, Alexander McCall

Price: $9.00  $7.20

Publisher: Pantheon Books: 2012

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2285458

ISBN: 0307378403

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. An exceptional copy. 2012 Hard Cover. 257 pp. 8vo. Precious Ramotswe is haunted by a repeated dream: a vision of a tall, strange man who waits for her beneath an acacia tree. Odd as this is, she's far too busy to worry about it. The best apprentice at Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors is in trouble with the law and stuck with the worst lawyer in Gaborone. Grace Makutsi and Phuti Radiphuti are building the house of their dreams, but their builder is not completel... View more info

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Windows on the White House: The Story of Presidential Libraries

By: Smith, Curt

Price: $8.00  $6.40

Publisher: Diamond Commyn: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2288334

ISBN: 1888698101

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author with inscription, Doris McDougall--With best wishes, and the hope that you enjoy this book! Cordially, Curt Smith. Front jacket flap price-clilpped. Top corners bumped. 1997 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 256 pp. Windows on the White House introduces the reader to each of the 12 presidential libraries and museums. It reveals the history behind the establishment of the libraries honoring the great men and the medi... View more info

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Caleb West, Master Diver

By: Smith, F. [Francis] Hopkinson

Price: $25.00  $20.00

Publisher: Houghton, Mifflin and Company / The Riverside Press: 1898

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2205395

Condition: Near Fine


First edition, printing A, binding B (BAL 18227). Spine a bit toned, small sticker remnant on front endpaper. 1898 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 378 pp. 8vo. Gray cloth binding, gilt titles. A novel first serialized in Atlantic Monthly magazine from October 1897 to March 1898. It inspired a play and two silent films (1912 and 1920 - the latter was called Deep Waters). The author was also an award-winning painter, and an engineer, most notable... View more info

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Cakewalk

By: Smith, Lee

Price: $50.00  $40.00

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2196912

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed & dated by author without inscription on front endpaper ('Lee Smith, Dec. 1981, Chapel Hill'). We have more books available by this author!. 256 pp. 8vo. Author's first collection of short stories. Comic and observant, Smith's fourteen tales in Cakewalk introduce readers to a host of memorable Southern characters. Her protagonists include aging gossips, a soap opera-hooked housewife, a runaway teenager, and divergent sisters in various combinations.... View more info

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Oral History: A Novel

By: Smith, Lee

Price: $75.00  $60.00

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons: 1983

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2196914

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. 1983 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 286 pp. 8vo. When Jennifer, a college student, returns to her childhood home of Hoot Owl Holler with a tape recorder, the tales of murder and suicide, incest and blood ties, bring to life a vibrant story of a doomed family that still refuses to give up... View more info

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Bob, a Dog

By: Smith, Lee

Price: $75.00  $60.00

Publisher: The Mud Puppy Press: 1988

Edition: Limited Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2196916

Condition: Near Fine


Copy 34 of a limited edition of 374 copies. Hand-numbered and signed by author without inscription on limitation page. 1988 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 37 pp. 8vo. This novella by the popular novelist and short story writer was originally released in two limited editions: one numbered, the other lettered. This is the former, quarter-bound in cloth and Strathmore Americana by the Hoster Bindery. View more info

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The Christmas Letters: A Novella

By: Smith, Lee

Price: $25.00  $20.00

Publisher: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2196917

ISBN: 1565121562

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. 1996 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 126 pp. 8vo. In The Christmas Letters, three generations of women reveal their stories of love and marriage in the letters they write to family and friends during the holidays. It's a down-home Christmas story about tradition, family, and the shared experiences of women. View more info

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We Don't Love with Our Teeth

By: Smith, Lee

Price: $25.00  $20.00

Publisher: Chinook Press: 1993

Edition: Limited Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2196918

Condition: Near Fine


Limited edition, #266 of 350 numbered copies. Hand-numbered and signed by author without inscription on limitation page. 1993 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 126 pp. 8vo. A novella by the popular novelist and short story writer. View more info

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Something in the Wind

By: Smith, Lee

Price: $125.00  $100.00

Publisher: Harper & Row: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2196920

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. Tiny spot on front board. 1971 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 244 pp. 8vo. A novel by the author of The Last Day the Dogbushes Bloomed, among the more difficult titles of her's to find. View more info

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Black Mountain Breakdown

By: Smith, Lee

Price: $75.00  $60.00

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2196910

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. 1980 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 228 pp. 8vo. The New York Times bestselling author of The Last Girls presents one of her most compelling novels, acclaimed by Anne Tyler, Annie Dillard, and more... Everywhere about her, from the traffic on Highway 460 to the river that's gone black with coal dust, Crystal Spangler sees a current flowing from the mountain town of Black Ro... View more info

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News of the Spirit: Stories

By: Smith, Lee

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons / R.R. Donnelley & Sons: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2196911

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. 1997 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 267 pp. 8vo. A collection of stories about imagination, longing, despair, and loving in all its strange and shifting forms includes the tales of Jenny, whose parents move to Key West to cure their marriage, and Charlene, who makes up an imaginary brother.Keywords: LEE SMITH NEWS OF SPIRIT SHORT STORIES FICTION LITERATURE SIGNED FIRST EDITION View more info

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Family Linen

By: Smith, Lee

Price: $25.00  $20.00

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2196913

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. 1985 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 272 pp. 8vo. Centered round an eccentric family, living in a town in the Virginia mountains, this novel looks into the complexities involved in family situations, in a lighthearted way.Keywords: LEE SMITH FAMILY LINEN FICTION SIGNED FIRST EDITION View more info

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Bob, a Dog

By: Smith, Lee

Price: $225.00  $180.00

Publisher: The Mud Puppy Press: 1988

Edition: Limited Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2196915

Condition: Near Fine


Copy N of a limited edition of 26 copies. Hand-lettered and signed by author without inscription on limitation page. Includes publisher's floral slipcase. 1988 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 37 pp. 8vo. This novella by the popular novelist and short story writer was originally released in two limited editions: one numbered, the other lettered. This is the latter, quarter-bound in leather and Fabriano paper by Robert Colver at the Ram's Head Bin... View more info

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Me and My Baby View the Eclipse: Stories

By: Smith, Lee

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2196919

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. Pages lightly toned. 1990 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 206 pp. 8vo. A collection of short stories by the popular novelist.“Extremely powerful…Me and My Baby View the Eclipse is about striving and the secret nobility of people who live in a small-town American South. In these stories—thank heaven—not everything fits: they are loose, they are sometimes awkward, but just... View more info

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Fancy Strut

By: Smith, Lee

Price: $125.00  $100.00

Publisher: Harper & Row: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2196921

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. 1973 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 329 pp. 8vo. A novel by the author of The Last Day the Dogbushes Bloomed, among the more difficult titles of her's to find.Keywords: LEE SMITH FANCY STRUT NOVEL FICTION SIGNED FIRST EDITION View more info

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The Last Girls

By: Smith, Lee

Price: $25.00  $20.00

Publisher: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2196923

ISBN: 1565123638

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. 2002 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 316 pp. 8vo. A novel by the author of The Last Day the Dogbushes Bloomed. On a beautiful June day in 1965, a dozen girls-classmates at a picturesque Blue Ridge women's college-launched their homemade raft (inspired by Huck Finn's) on a trip down the Mississippi. It's Girls A-Go-Go Down the Mississippi read the headline in the Paducah, Kentuck... View more info

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Saving Grace

By: Smith, Lee

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2196924

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. 1995 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 273, [3] pp. 8vo. A novel by the author of The Last Day the Dogbushes Bloomed. Surrounded all of her life by zealous religious figures, Florida Grace Shepherd recounts a story that begins with her father's revival meetings and ends at Uncle Slidell's Christian Fun Golf course. By the author of Oral History.Keywords: LEE SMITH SAVING GRACE NO... View more info

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Double Delight

By: Smith, Rosamond [Oates, Joyce Carol]

Price: $25.00  $20.00

Publisher: Dutton: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2197100

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author ('Joyce Carol Oates') without inscription on title page. 1997 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 356 pp. 8vo. A pseudonymous novel by Joyce Carol Oates, the National Book Award winner and Pulitzer Prize nominee.A cultured, upper-class man finds himself drawn to the beautiful, helpless plaintiff in an assault case for which he is juror, only to be lured into a world in which nothing is what it seems.Keywords: LITERAT... View more info